15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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Cromer
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 2 nights
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Great Yarmouth
— 2 nights
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Southwold
— 1 day
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Bury St. Edmunds
— 2 nights
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Colchester
— 2 nights
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St. Albans
— 1 night
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Bedford
— 2 nights
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Cambridge
— 1 day
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Peterborough
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Cromer

— 2 nights
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. Sheringham Park has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Houghton Hall & Gardens and Walsingham Abbey capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate and Holkham Hall are in your itinerary. Step out of Cromer to go to Warham and see Warham Camp, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Cromer Pier, view the masterpieces at The Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cromer Beach.

Discover how to plan a Cromer trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Durham to Cromer is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Cromer

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Norwich

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broads Tours River Trips. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, brush up on your military savvy at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, explore the galleries of Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Elm Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Strangers' Hall Museum, then contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, and then get a new perspective on things with Broads Tours River Trips.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip maker website.

You can drive from Cromer to Norwich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Norwich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Great Yarmouth.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Great Yarmouth

— 2 nights
Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. You've added Caister Castle Motor Museum, Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Elizabethan House Museum, then stroll through Great Yarmouth Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, and finally see the interesting displays at Caister Castle Motor Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Great Yarmouth driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Great Yarmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Great Yarmouth, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Southwold.

Things to do in Great Yarmouth

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Southwold

— 1 day
Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church Blythburgh, take in the waterfront at Southwold Pier, then see the interesting displays at Dunwich Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of The Red House.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Southwold trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Great Yarmouth to Southwold in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Bury St. Edmunds.

Things to do in Southwold

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Bury St. Edmunds

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Melford Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Long Melford Church, then steep yourself in history at Lavenham Guildhall, then steep yourself in history at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Ickworth. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Dad's Army Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Flatford Mill.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bury St. Edmunds trip maker.

Traveling by car from Southwold to Bury St. Edmunds takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colchester.

Things to do in Bury St. Edmunds

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Colchester

— 2 nights
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. On the 13th (Mon), walk around Castle Park, then get engrossed in the history at Colchester Castle Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Colchester Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colchester tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bury St. Edmunds to Colchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Colchester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to St. Albans.

Things to do in Colchester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

St. Albans

— 1 night
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted Castle, Gorhambury House & Old Gorhambury House, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Berkhamsted Castle and then make a trip to Ashridge Estate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Albans trip builder website.

Drive from Colchester to St. Albans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in St. Albans sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bedford.

Things to do in St. Albans

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Bedford

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Woburn Abbey and Gardens as well as Woburn Safari Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bedford travel route planner.

Drive from St. Albans to Bedford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bedford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bedford

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Cambridge

— 1 day

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 17th (Fri), gain insight at King's College Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Botolph's Parish Church, explore the galleries of American Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, then stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Trinity College.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bedford to Cambridge takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Peterborough.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Peterborough

— 1 night
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterborough Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Peterborough Museum, then examine the collection at John Clare Cottage, and finally contemplate the long history of Burghley House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Peterborough road trip website.

Drive from Cambridge to Peterborough in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Peterborough

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Suffolk travel guide

3.9
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Theaters
Long ignored by most tourists, Suffolk is proving a growing favorite with those looking to experience pristine beaches, traditional country living, and pastoral beauty all in the same place. This largely rural county records a tiny population of just over half a million people, offering the perfect antidote to life in the bustling urban centers. Despite being sparsely populated, Suffolk enjoys a strong community spirit, found in small close-knit villages seemingly lost in time, where the main attraction is indulging in the pleasant company of the friendly natives. Instead of rampant tourism and countless trendy bars and clubs, Suffolk’s unique geographical position offers a rare blend of experiences, with award-winning seaside resorts, old Victorian towns, and secluded rural holiday retreats in the picture-perfect countryside.

Essex travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Theme Parks · Gardens
The gently rolling landscapes of Essex have long inspired the works of some of Britain’s best-known artists, yet many people still regard this region as an urban wasteland devoid of places to visit. Nothing could be further from the truth: the rural parts of this region break the classic Essex stereotype, featuring an idyllic countryside dotted with small, bustling towns and sleepy medieval villages perfect for sightseeing. John Constable, one of the country’s beloved painters, found plenty of inspiration in the region’s winding country lanes, which have seen little change for many centuries. Modern tourists can tour the old buildings of historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, which dates back to before the Roman conquest and contains an ancient Norman castle.

Hertfordshire travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Entertainment Centers · Movie Theaters
Easily accessible from London by train, Hertfordshire is a fairly small county dotted with quickly expanding modern towns and villages, which increasingly threaten to overtake the pastoral farmland. The county is notable for being home of St Albans, a historic Georgian town dating back to the Roman era. The county's iconic Hatfield House is considered one of Britain's most important stately homes. Over the last few decades the region has served as headquarters to many of the country's biggest and best-known companies, and is also a thriving center of the film industry, housing some of Britain's major film studio complexes.

Bedfordshire travel guide

3.9
Wildlife Areas · Zoos · Historic Sites

Cambridgeshire travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
More than just a picturesque setting for ancient colleges, Cambridgeshire contains the country’s most fertile farmland and a scenic countryside intersected by canals and dotted with windmills. Though the region’s chief attraction remains the splendid architecture of the historic university city of Cambridge, visitors should not fall into the trap of assuming that seeing old buildings equals seeing all of modern Cambridgeshire. Extend your itinerary beyond the walls of the ancient city and you'll find a region of small towns and friendly little villages, known for a particularly fine range of country pubs that serve an impressive variety of local ales and beers.